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By Professor Laura Jansen

What's a paratext, and the place will we locate it in a Roman textual content? what sort of house does a paratext occupy, and the way does this area relate to the textual content and its contexts? How will we interpret Roman texts 'paratextually'? And what does this technique recommend a few work's unique modes of plotting which means, or the assumptions that underpin our personal interpretation? those questions are critical to the conceptual and sensible matters of the amount, which deals a synoptic examine of Roman paratextuality and its exegesis in the huge sphere of Roman reports. Its contributions, which span literary, epigraphic and visible tradition, specialize in a wide selection of paratextual positive factors - e.g. titles and inter-titles, prefaces, indices, inscriptions, remaining statements, ornamental and formalistic information - and different paratextual phenomena, similar to the frames that may be plotted at a number of intersections of a text's formal association.

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